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28. Silver Sagebrush (Artemisia cana)
Collected: 1804 Oct 1 - Above Centinel Creek, South Dakota
1804 Oct 2 - Above Mouth of Cheyenne River, South Dakota
Silver Sagebrush
Silver Sagebrush
Photographer: Alice M. Cornell
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
1997 September
Bison and Silver Sagebrush
Bison and Silver Sagebrush
Photographer: Alice M. Cornell
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
1998 September
 

Description: "On these hills many aromatic herbs are seen; resembling in taste, smel and appearance, the sage, hysop, wormwood, southernwood and two other herbs which are strangers to me the one resembling the camphor in taste and smell, rising to the hight of 2 or 3 feet; the other about the same size, has a long narrow, smo[o]th, soft leaf of an agreeable smel and flavor; of this last the A[n]telope is very fond; they feed on it, and perfume the hair of their foreheads and necks with it by rubing against it." [Lewis.] (Thwaites. 1904. Vol. 1, Part 2, p. 307.)

Journal Entry 1804 Oct 1: "At three miles distance, we had passed a large island in the middle of the river, opposite to the lower end of which the Ricaras once had a village on the south side of the river: there are, however, no remnants of it now, except a circular wall three or four feet in hight which encompassed the town." (Lewis. 1814. Vol. 1, p. 94.)

Journal Entry 1804 Oct 2: "We were not able to hunt to-day; for as there are so many Indians in the neighbourhood, we were in constant expectation of being attacked, and were therefore forced to keep the party together and be on our guard." (Lewis. 1814. Vol. 1, p. 96.)